Computer Science & Information Systems

CSIS Research Center

Faculty Research by Category

Algorithms

  • Dr. Nasser Tadayon
  • Dr. Nathan Barker

Data Mining

  • Dr. Nasser Tadayon
  • Dr. Nathan Barker

Computer and Network (Cyber) Security

  • Dr. Shalini Kesar
  • Dr. Tim Ball

Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr. Nathan Barker

Cryptography

  • Dr. Tim Ball

Electronic Commerce

  • Dr. Shalini Kesar

Neural Networks

  • Dr. Nasser Tadayon

Cyber Operations

  • Dr. Tim Ball

Digital Forensics

  • Dr. Tim Ball

Software Reverse Engineering

  • Dr. Tim Ball

Faculty Research by Professor

Dr. Nathan Barker

Research Areas: Dr. Barker received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 2007. His primary research interest involves studying time series microarray data obtained from genetic networks to uncover genetic connectivity. Although this sounds very biological, it is really an application of computer science principles to data obtained from genetic networks. He is also interested in other related topics involving Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, BioInformatics or Algorithms. He presented his research at the Mountain West Biomedical Engineering Conference, as well as the 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. He also advises students in the Computer Club as they take on interesting web-based projects, often from other clubs on campus, or even larger projects from companies in the local community.

Photo: Nathan Barker

Dr. Shalini Kesar

Research Areas: Her research and publications focus in the following areas: management of information security; computer crime; computer ethics, electronic commerce; and E-Government.

Photo: Shalini Kesar

Dr. Nasser Tadayon

Research Areas: Dr Tadayon has conducted original research in the field of data mining, especially algorithms involving neural networks. He has been involved in several applied research projects funded by Boeing, FAA, Anderson Co, as well as smaller companies like Optimal Engineering Solutions in a variety of applications including Cost Estimation Techniques for Software Development using Neural Networks, Flight Operation Risk Assessment Systems (FORAS), Statistical Analysis for General Aviation Accidents, Development of a Data Gathering Software for Projects (PMEG), Missing Data Analysis System (MIDAS), development of a database and interface with mathematical models for evaluating software.

Photo: Nasser Tadayon

Dr. Tim Ball

Research Areas: Dr. Ball received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. His primary research interests are Computer and Network (Cyber) Security; Cyber Operations; Digital Forensics; Software Reverse Engineering; Cryptography; and Social Engineering. He is a former government civilian employee and has worked with the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on all types of cyber-related projects. Dr. Ball remains active in the Information Security world and brings that experience to the classroom. He also advises students in the Cyber Defense Competitions Club as they prepare to compete in regional and national competitions.

Photo: Dr. Tim Ball